US Fish and Wildlife Inspection Fees Increasing 12/27/2011
Effective January 1, 2012, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be increasing inspection fees. This is the final scheduled increase that was established on December 9, 2008, when a final rule was published in the Federal Register that set import/export inspection fees for the period 2009-2012.
Groups affected by the fee adjustment include commercial importers/exporters; noncommercial importers/exporters; anyone importing/exporting live wildlife and/or protected species; and anyone requiring overtime services.
The new inspection fees are as follows and will remain in effect indefinitely.
Designated port base inspection fee - $93
Staffed non-designated port base inspection fee - $145
Non-staffed non-designated port base inspection fee - $145
Premium inspection fee for protected species at any port - $93
Premium inspection fee for live wildlife at any port - $93
Overtime inspection fee for inspection beginning less than 1 hour before normal work hours - $53
Overtime inspection fee for inspections after normal work hours, including Saturday and Sunday - $105 minimum for 2 hours plus $53 for each additional hour
Overtime inspection fee for inspection on Federal holidays - $139 minimum for 2 hours plus $70 for each additional hour
Additional information can be found at http://www.fws.gov/le/ImpExp/Info_Importers_Exporters.htm